Most wetroom designs feature large, open spaces covered in beautiful tiles and without a shower screen in sight. However, there are some cases where a shower screen can be an excellent addition to a wetroom.
The most common reason for adding a shower screen to a wetroom is to prevent water from spraying or splashing other areas of the room. For example, if your wetroom is on the small side, a shower screen can help to keep water where it belongs – and away from things like the stack of dry towels and the roll of toilet paper. Many people also prefer the added sense of privacy that a wetroom screen can provide.
When choosing a wetroom screen, a minimalist approach is usually best – often, just one or two glass panels are all that’s needed. This will help to maintain the sense of openness and ensure easy access for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. However, be sure to keep a few things in mind when adding a shower screen:
● Waterproofing – Avoid drilling into the tanked area of your wetroom to install the shower screen, as this could compromise the waterproofing and lead to leaks and water damage.
● Drainage – Make sure the shower screen doesn’t slow or block the flow of water to the drain.
● Visibility – Transparent panels are an excellent choice for maintaining an open aesthetic, but if potential users may have difficulty seeing, you may need to choose a design that is more easily detected such as satin and modesty panels.
Depending on your requirements, half-height shower doors may be another option to consider. These are often used in medical and care applications, as they help to minimise water leakage outside of the showering area, deflect splashes away from attending carers and act as a modesty panel.